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Dahlqvist’s Insanely Detailed Drawings

February 23, 2010

“I have really no idea who I am, right now I am having the flu.”

In an interview at It’s Nice That with Joakim Dahlqvist, the Swedish architect reflects on his Where’s Wally-esque architectural illustrations, detailed to the upteenth degree. A few of his dizzying creations after the jump, but you must see them in their zoom-in/zoom-out format for the complete experience.

“Is architecture even possible without drawing? Even in todays highly digitized practices drawing remains a primary tool.”

“I am interested in the idea of accumulating cities. I think there is a need to counter the pessimistic dystopian visions which seem to be the rule today and that the visions we make affect what we do.”

Having collaborated with OMA, written for Volume, and taught at Sci-arc and AA, among others, his work  branches from architecture to art, creative direction, design research, video installations, construction, operations, research, photography, cooking, editing, illustration, animation, compositing, 3D modeling, book making and web strategies.

Check out more of his work on his website.

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